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[captioning performed by ( band playing intro music ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: hey! thank you so much! welcome to "the late show"! thank you so much. thank you, babd. thank you, everybody. >> stephen! stephen! stephen! stephen. >> stephen: thank you very much. thanks, everybody. please! ( cheers and applause )
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qsh are washington are washington,. >> welcome, everybody. you get the greetings when you come out, and you're on the tv, everybody thinks you're a tv star and don't do your own exwroasry shopping, but that's not true. i was at the grocery store just today doing an emergency food run. it was 10:00 a.m., and we were out of oreos. so i'm in the supermarket, and i see all the standard varieties oreos on the shelves: original, chocolate cream, peanut butter cream, gingerbread, candy corn, blazin' jalapeno, pine fresh. all of them. it's true. then i came across a kind of oreos i'd never seen before. they're called "oreo thins." they're like-- okay, all right. they're like-- very divided room about the oreo thin. ( laughter ) they're like regular oreos but with thinner cookies and less
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now oreo thin sounds-- listen, listen, we have to live together as a nation. oreo thin sounds like a diet product, but it's not. kinda like bacon bits-- also not a diet product-- and it takes forever to reassemble them into a strip. so i was looking and i kind of had the the reaction you did. i said why are we suddenly confronted with these thinner oreos. well, don't want to say i told you so, but i called this a few years back when rogue cookie scientists violated the natural order and created the double- stuffed oreo. are they good? yes. yes, but we knew there would be a price to pay. back then everyone was saying, "the double stuff is great, cause you can eat half as many." but did you? no. no, you did not. so, if you're looking for the answer, take a good look in the mirror, if you can find one to contain your double-stuffed face.
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depleted america's strategic reserve of stuff, and now we're stuck with the thinner oreos. i want to be clear-- this is not a product placement. oreo is not giving me one thin dime. or two thin dimes with stuff in between, which, obviously, i would also eat. but i'm gonna try to shake this off, because we've got a delicious, double-stuffed show for you tonight. ( cheers and applause ) from the movie eye don't even have to tell them. i don't even have to tell you what it is. you just trust that we have a good show. that's the kind of relationship we have. i will tell you who we have. from the movie "spectre," i'll be talking to james bond himself, daniel craig. ( cheers and applause ) that's electric. i will pitch him on my prekeel to "dr. no--"
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"mr. no, medical student." i'm also talking with the author of "eat, pray, love," elizabeth gilbert. great book, a lot of people read it. personally, i pray before i eat, and then i usually need about an hour before i can love. same rules as swimming, basically. and we also have mathematician dr. eugenia cheng. ( cheers and applause ) she has a new book called-- >> jon: a mathematician. >> stephen: i have to say, that's an impressive audience. dr. cheng has a new book called "how to bake pi." that's "p-i," the number. i tried to make some earlier, but the recipe went on literally forever. do you hear that? that's jon batiste and stay human.
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( cheers and applause ) they're about to rock out 'til i talk out. but before they do, one more thing. a new study says that if your cat was bigger, it might want to kill you. as opposed to now when your cat doesn't care whether you live or die. >> tonight, stephen welcomes daniel craig. author elizabeth gilbert. and mathematician dr. eugenia cheng. featuring jon batiste and stay human. captioning sponsored by cbs
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show with stephen colbert." ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: bam! bam! ow! >> stephen: nice, nice. ( cheers and applause ) hey! nice catch. nice catch. now, folks. thank you so much. before we get started i've got a quick programming note. tomorrow night when you tune in at 11:35 eastern, expecting to see my show delayed by football, it will not be. we're starting at the normal time. so if i'm not on your tv screen at 11:35, please call the cops. something has happened to me. because starting tomorrow, "thursday night football" will be seen only on nfl network. and they're kicking off with a heck of a matchup: the cleveland browns versus the
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undefeated cincinnati bengals. it's the battle of ohio, so governor john kasich is going to have to bet a signature regional food item against himself. ( laughter ) it's a cleveland polish boy kielbasa against cincinnati's most famous dish, spaghetti covered with chili. and, yes, the average lifespan in ohio is like a fruitfly. ( laughter ) and i'd just like to say, on a personal note, i like to thank the nfl for being a agreed lead-in all year. you guys gave it 110%. you left it all out on the field. right now, i want you to imagine i'm smacking your ass. back to you, stephen. ( cheers and applause ) thanks, steve. now i'd like to take a moment to talk about something i care deeply about. but instead, i'm going to talk about donald trump. ( laughter )
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released a new book that puts his high regard for this country right in the title, it's called "crippled america." i know, "crippled america" is just a terrible phrase that sounds deeply offensive. kind of like president trump. ( laughter ) ( cheers and applause ) now, i've opened the book-- i've opened the book, mainly so i don't have to look at the cover anymore. and it's full of things we've already heard from trump in his speeches, with little extras, like punctuation. but i just want you to know it's worth picking up and then dook this. ( cheers and applause ) , of course, donald trump, donald trump-- i call that my hump day medicine. ( laughter ) mmm.
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candidate out there with a book. jeb! just released a brand new e-book entitled "reply all." it's a great way to show you're done making mistakes by naming a book after something people do by accident. and jeb bush clearly needs some help because it feels like his campaign is sleepwalking. which, admittedly, is a strategy that's working for ben carson. ( applause ) so now, now, team bush-- huge. big ben carson fans here tonight. ( laughter ) so now team bush is shaking things up. >> still struggling in the polls, jeb bush rolled out a new slogan monday saying "jeb can fix it." >> stephen: yes, "jeb can fix it." that is reassuring. just like when your pilot gets on and says: "this is your captain speaking. just wanted to say i swear i
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know how to land a plane. okay?" but no matter how tough it gets, don't count jeb! out, because as he explained, he's a fighter. >> just talk about your resilience, because some people don't think you know how to fight. >> man, they don't know me. they don't know me. i eat nails when i wake up, and then i have breakfast. ( laughter ) >> stephen: yes, yes. jeb eats nails when he wakes up. and i believe him. "am i still running for president?" ( cheers and applause ) and jeb wasn't done with the tough talk in that it's sort of tough for him to talk. >> are people understand'd underestimating your willingness to fight back?
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this is like for me, the greater the adversity-- first of all, it means i have to get better. i know i have to get better. come oi have enough humility to know i gotta get better. >> stephen: really inspires confidence in your candidate. i can imagine his address to congress. look, it's, i know it's gotta get better. i mean, come on. it has to, right? and don't underestimate america. but i hope you do, because i ate nails for breakfast. god bless you and may god bless... you know what, i'll see myself out." ( laughter ) you know, folks, you can't be too marred on bush because running for president isn't easy. it's a bloody winner-take-all competition that reminds me of the hunger games. no, it's more than that.
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welcome to the "hungry for power games." tributes, assemble! ( claps ) yes, oh, look at all of them, strong, sleek. like a pride of lions. a pack of jackals. a gaggle of jowls. but, unfortunately, citizens we lost another competitor this week. jim, which brave tribute has gone to that great fundraiser in the sky? >> today, the field of democratic nominees for president lost one more candidate, harvard law professor and campaign finance reform crusader lawrence lessig. >> i must today end my campaign for the democratic nomination. >> stephen: yes! who? ( laughter ) harvard law professor lawrence lessig dropped out? when did he drop in? i'm sorry. no, no, forget this. that's all right. let's put that right back in the
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( cheers and applause ) mop that up. mop that up. here's the thing. this guy ran for president on the single issue of campaign finance reform. he was laser-focused on this one topic. probably because he could only see one thing through those tiny glasses. but as always, let us salute the fallen! ( cannon booms ) ( "hunger games" "tribute" theme plays ) ( laughter ) ( applause ) ( cheers ) stick around, we've got daniel
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time for many people, because yesterday without warning, twitter got rid of "favorites" and replaced it with "likes." and now, instead of stars, we have hearts. twitter users were heartbroken, or as i still think of it, starbroken. ( laughter ) now, twitter claims they made the change because they thought "the star could be confusing, especially to newcomers." yes, the concept that a gold star means "good" might indeed confuse newcomers... to kindergarten. and twitter further justified this atrocity by saying, "you might like a lot of things, but not everything can be your favorite." yes, it can! it's raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. you're going to force julie andrews to pick between those two, twitter. then the song would suck. raindrops end of song. hey, while we're at it, let's
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let the nazis win this time. rolf, you're the hero now. i'll tell you the worst thing about this whole change. it has brought out some ugly comments on the internet like: "w.t.f. is this gay heart," and "i just went to 'favorite' a man's tweet and felt gay doing it." ( laughter ) listen, guys, i'm no fan of this change either. but "a," there's nothing wrong with people being gay, and "b," if giving another man a heart is your standard for being gay, you're watching the wrong gay porn. ( laughter ) ( applause ) not how it works. not how it works. giving a man a heart doesn't make you gay. and i'll prove it right now. i have a heart. i have a heart right here, okay. i've got a heart right here. i'm going to give it to my good friend paul dinello. paul, come out here. paul dinello, good to see you. i would shake hands with you but we're such good friends--
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>> stephen: we don't shake hands. we never shake hands. the most we ever do this is. how long have we known each other? >> ah, 20 -- >> plus. >> 20-something-plus years. >> stephen: exactly. you're a happily married man. >> yes, and i have the pictures to prove it. >> stephen: okay, in fact -- and so am i. you were my best man. >> that's right. and you officiated my wedding. >> stephen: everybody knows that. again, we're both married. >> happily married. >> stephen: exactly. >> and, again, i have plenty of pictures of us with women. >> stephen: got it. and this is true. let's pretend we're on twitter right now okay and i'm reading your twitter feed and you've just typed in something funny, mildly funny and relatable. >> okay. they-- they say things sell like hot cakes, yet i've never balt a hot cake. ( laughter ) >> stephen: that's not bad, not bad. i don't love it.
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i don't love it, but i like it. okay. and i'm going to give you a heart, all right? perfectly heterosexual heart. ( laughter ) okay? tonight, celebrate my love for you. and know that deep inside ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: you know what, i'm sorry? i underestimated the power of the heart. so tell you what, let's go back to the star here. paul, let's just say i liked the tweet you just did, and to show you that i liked it, i'm giving you a star. it's raining men, hallelujah it's raining men >> stephen: we'll be right back with daniel craig. get out here, dan!
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( band playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> my guest tonight has starred in "road to perdition," "munich," and "the girl with the dragon tatoo." since 2006 you've known him as james bond. he now stars in his fourth bond film "spectre." >> well, all i can tell you is that i don't trust you. >> then you have impeccable instincts. >> if you don't leave now, we'll die together. >> i can think of worse ways to go. >> then you're obviously crazy. mr. >> bond. james bond. ( cheers and applause ).
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daniel craig! ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: well, welcome, mr. craig. thanks for being here. >> it's a pleasure. >> stephen: a pleasure to have you. this thing, the movie, the little clip we saw there-- i've seen it, it's incredible. >> thank you. >> stephen: it's almost exhausting it's such a roller coaster. >> good. >> stephen: speaking of rocket ride it's already opened in the u.k. it grossed $80 million in its opening weekend, the biggest opening ever in the u.k. it beat "harry potter," okay. ( cheers and applause ) do you play quidditch or anything like that? >> no, i don't, no, not since the injury, no. >> stephen: well, that's actually something-- is that you do some of your stunts in this, right?
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>> i try to. i just-- you know, i think if i get my face in as much as possible people will believe it's me all the time. >> stephen: i thought you were going to say if i get my face punched as much as possible. >> that does happen. >> stephen: have you got hit in any of these films? >> i had four or five stitches here. i got kicked in the face. what else have i done? i lost the top of my finger. >> stephen: you lost the top-- they didn't find it? ( laughter ). >> they didn't know-- they had to cauterize it because it was a big, open wound. >> stephen: could i ask, aren't there stunt guys? ( laughter ) i hear, like, people get hurt in these films. you're not the only one to do this, but don't you ever just get tempted to sit in a bean bag and say, "have one of those other guys-- have the building fall on the other guy with a daniel craig mask on?" >> it's the way i started it, so i kind of have to do it like this now. but i do. i mean, look, there are plenty of great guys who double me. who do things better than i do. there are certain things that
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they do so really well i just go, "you've got to do that." >> stephen: so bond fights a lot of people but he also beds a lot of babes. ( laughter ) do you do your own stunts in that direction, too? mr. craig. ( cheers and applause ) i've got-- i've got this one. i've got this one. yeah? >> i usually think it's better that you do your own stunts. >> stephen: yes. >> just ethically speaking. >> stephen: oh, of course,, of course. you've got to givehe audience what they want. speaking of which, i've read that you're fairly comfortable with nudity. >> where do you read that? ( laughter ). >> stephen: my dream journal. i don't know. ( laughter ) am i wrong? am i wrong? >> it's never bothered me. >> stephen: never really bothered you? >> no, it never bothered me. >> stephen: how comfortable-- >> do you have a photograph of my naked. >> stephen: i've seen you-- that little teeny bikini, little
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first one, "casino royal." >> i think i was more comfortable with it when i was younger. >> stephen: yeah, you're really fat now. ( laughter ) you've been hit ago you've been hitting the double-stuffed oreos too much there, danny. >> i've never tried one. are they good. >> stephen: oh, they're so good! oh, yeah. democracy and double-stuffed oreos are things that america gave to the world. ( laughter ) you said-- a lot of people are kind of like bemoaning the fact-- people are sad because you said, probably the last time i do bond. you'd rather slit your wrists with a broken wine glass than play bond again. >> audience: ooooh! >> stephen: see how sad you make people? >> should i do another one? >> stephen: yes! ( cheers and applause ). >> stephen: yes, you should definitely do, you should-- yes, you absolutely should. it's raining men
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( laughter ) >> was that funny? >> stephen: powerful. those things are really powerful, aren't they? >> yes, they are. >> stephen: you're not just-- you're not just, you know, james bond. you have also-- this is interesting-- you were named u.n. global advocate for the eliminations of mines and explosive hazards. what is that? >> well, apart from being an incredible honor, it's just something that resonated with me that, i mean, you know, i'd love to stop wars but that's just not going to happen. and, you know, what one of the terrible things is once peace does break out eventually-- hopefully everywhere-- there is mines, and i.e.d., and unexploakded ordnance, and the people mostly affected by it are family, children. terrible things like cluster bombs still being used and manufactured by, unfortunately, this country and my country. and kids pick them up and they
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>> stephen: where did you first-- what firsted raised your awareness about this? >> i contacted the u.n., and i said, "look, what can i do?" and someone put me in touch with these amazing people at unmas. and the sad thing is they need money. you wouldn't think they would. >> stephen: is there anything the people out there can do. look up the web site, and you'll see my smiling face, unfortunately. and find out a bit more about it. you know, it's a-- it's a forgotten thing. the tendency is once, like i said, when peace does eventually break out, things move on. the army leaves, and then civilians are left to sort of clean up the mess. >> stephen: the war zone is still dangerous even though the soldiers are gone. we have to take a little break. will you stick around a little more. >> okay. >> stephen: oh, please, please. please.
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( band playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: welcome back. we're here with daniel craig. ass i was saying before, daniel, i love the movie. i lovebond in general but i have
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one beef with bond, and that is that-- >> what is it. >> stephen: you always get these beautiful cars. and these amazing incredible cars with the gageets, and then you wreck them immediately. ( laughter ) well? ( cheers and applause ) >> well, you just drink a lot of martinis. >> stephen: again, why on earth would anyone ever give you another car? >> actually, we kind of addressed a few of those things in the new movie. i think you'll find a certain level of gritty realism. ( laughter )
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>> stephen: i think we have a clip. ( laughter ) >> i need a car! >> stephen: i'll be right with you. ( laughter ) amelio, did you sponge out the inside of that chevy malibu. i think a toddler threw up in it. >> look, i need a car really quickly. i'm being chased by a number of as sassins. to do. ( laughter ) ( applause ) thank you for being so patient. welcome to rental-co. we don't just rent car. we rent care. name? >> bond.
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( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: i don't have that. could it be under another name? >> try "q"! >> stephen: is there any more to that name? maybe, like, a name? ( laughter ) >> give. me. a car. ( laughter ) ( applause ) >> stephen: sir, sir. sir? sir? i understand you're in a hurry. i understand. we have to pay for our own vests, if you don't mind. ( laughter )
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again? what was your name? >> bond. >> stephen: oh, i thought you said baum. sure, i'm sorry. yes, yes, here we have it. bond. let me check your rental history. and-- oh, my. oh, sir. oh, oh, ah, ah. it says here you crashed your car through a building. >> that was unavoidable. >> stephen: you drove it underwater. >> quite wet. >> stephen: you drove it into a russian army while they were firing kalishnakov-- >> but i did bring it back with a full tank of gas. >> stephen: well, that's all that matters. let's see. i do have a chevy malibu. how are you with toddler vomit? >> fine. >> stephen: do you want the
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>> yeah, i better have it. i have to drive it into a volcano. >> stephen: volcano. let me just print out your contract. ( laughter ) and here we go. okay, okay. okay. if you'd just sign here. and sign there, okay. sign here. and initial there. and there. and there. and sign here, with your first name and initial your last name. okay. and sign there. thank you very much. let's give you your copy. ( laughter ) i don't know why they still use these.
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( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: well, daniel, it looks incredible. congratulations. the movie is amazing. please join us again. >> i'd love to. >> stephen: i have-- i can't-- i can't read when the movie comes out. because i don't have my glasses. "spectre" is in theaters and imax on fridays. daniel craig, everybody. >> we'll be right back. >> stephen: we'll be right back. thank you!
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( band playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: welcome back. my next guest is the bestselling author of "eat, pray, love" and "committed." please welcome, elizabeth gilbert. ( applause ) >> stephen: nice to see you again. >> nice to see you again. nice place you have here. >> stephen: you are the author of "eat, pray, love," "committed," your novel the
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named best book, o.magazine, the "washington post," chicago tribune, and the new yorker. how are you doing? are you still eating, praying, and loving? >> more eating. >> stephen: not so much the praying and the loving? >> i'm done with loving. no, i'm just kidding. >> stephen: as i said before, you eat too much you have to wait a while before you love. >> that's good. >> stephen: you don't want to love on a bloated. >> it's not good. i have an aunt who said, "i liked your book, but i kind of wished you'd stayed in italy the whole time and called it, "eat, eat, eat." s that's the sequel. i'll work on that. >> stephen: you have a new book called "big magic: creatie living beyond fear." what do you mean "creative living beyond fear?" what do fear and creativeness have to do with each other? >> everything. they are intricately connected. i think of them as conjoined twins. and you probably know this as a creative person that it's virtually impossible to step into a new creative endeavor without having to encounter fear. >> stephen: i don't know what you're talking about. >> that's right.
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you have ice running through your veins. and i think it's essential because every time you engage in creativity, your creativity asks you to walk into a realm of uncertain outcome. and you're programmed to be like, shut it down. i don't know how this is going to end. we're all going do die. if you don't find some sort of way to work with, and around your fear. >> stephen: you're a writer. what's more terrifying to you, having to write a new book or having to write a book that follows a giant success like "eat, pray, love"? >> the second. >> stephen: really? >> absolute, yeah. that was the most terrifying eye mean, let's also dial down the drama. writers tend to be very dramatic. "terrifying" is a big word. but it was terrifying after "eat, pray, love" to think how to possibly follow that up because i knew i could never satisfy anybody. >> stephen: you were sort of like a messiah. >> there were some who said this is my favorite book and there
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had never exist i read my fan letters. maybe i shouldn't. i have seen every extension of it. and i thought there was this weird sense where i thought i can never out-do this. i can never beat this. that book was a phenomenon. people have made up their mind, and now what? do you never do anything again? that's the better answer. that's what i should have done. next time. >> stephen: i want to stand up for fear for a second because i think fear is essential to creating things. >> i do, too. >> stephen: because there's a-- there was a great-- there was a great comedian named ernie covacs, and covacs and i loved the saying, he said every good idea he ever had was because it was 3:15 and he had a 3:30 production meeting for his tv show and that's how we live around here. >> no, i understand that completely, and i agree, which is why the the word here is "beyond" and not without. >> stephen: you have to go through fire of the fear. >> you have to, and i feel like in my experience the only truly
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in my entire life were sociopaths, truly or three-year-olds, which is not anything we should be mod ling our lives after. >> stephen: so three-year-olds-year-olds are sociopaths. >> they're unrepentant. aren't we all in agreement on that. >> stephen: a little bit. a little bit. people who call, like, say, terrible twos have never had a three-year-old. >> exactly. >> stephen: you call your a hall monitor for people. what does that mean? >> it's what i encounter, especially in women, and the stuff i write is directed towards a female audience although everyone is invited. i feel like with women a lot of people feel they need a permission slip from the principal's office to engage with their creativity. they feel like they don't have the entitlement. they don't feel like they have the write degree, the right authority and they're holding back until somebody gives them permission to engage and i feel like the book is a hall monitor free pass telling everybody you
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this human endeavor of creatist, even you, even you, even you. >> stephen: i accept your invitation. >> i hope so. >> stephen: elizabeth, thank you so much for being here. >> thank you. it was nice to see you. >> stephen: her new book is "big magic: creatie living beyond fear." we'll be right back.
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( band playing ) ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: welcome back, everybody. my next guest is the senior lecturer of pure mathematics at please welcome dr. eugenia cheng! here. ( applause ) doctor, you got a new book. "how to bake pi." ap edible exploration of the mathematics of mathematics. first of all, what is pure mathematics is what you teach. >> pure mathematics is the best
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kind of mathematics. it's the most delicious. >> stephen: that does not qualify as an argument. how do you teach the mathematics of mathematics. and i don't want to get too tech technical here, what the hell does that mean? >> it means taking very simple ingredients like we have here, butter and flour, doing complicated things with them and making something delicious. >> stephen: okay, i'm slightly scared of you right now. okay. thanks very much. this is-- this is how daniel craig got stitches. ( laughter ) okay, so, teach me something about math with cooking. >> look at this. >> stephen: what is that? >> see the math in that? isn't it delicious. >> stephen: it looks good. >> it means 1,000 layers. do you see 1,000 layers. >> stephen: i see three layers. >> you're not looking closely enough. look more closely. look at all the delicious layers inside the puff pastry.
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>> stephen: yes, man could there really be 1,000 layers gli don't know. >> it's the power of math. >> stephen: show me how. >> we're going to make some puff pastry. >> stephen: okay, great. >> the first thing we're going to do is bash the butter. >> stephen: we're going to bash the butter? how much butter-- how much-- how much butter goes into that? >> not very much. >> stephen: how much-- >> anniversary how much how much is this? >> about half a pound. >> we're bash stg to make it the right consistency to go in the pastry. it's very important in math to have the right consistency. they don't tell you that in school. >> stephen: no, they don't. i'm glad you teach math and not health. >> i'm very healthy. what are you talking about. >> stephen: there's still some wax in that. >> delicious. very healthy wax. we're going to put the but or this lovely pastry. and we're going to wrap it up -- >> while counting our cholesterol. >> exactly. >> stephen: do i bash it again. >> if you like.
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you can do anything you like. >> stephen: tell me the right thing to do. >> it's anything you like. math is about make your own rules up. >> stephen: but baking is not. ( laughter ) ( applause ) you might be a great mathematician but that's not good baking. >> we're going to roll it out. >> stephen: you roll it out, okay. >> and we currently have two layers, two layers of pastry. now we're going to fold it up. >> stephen: all right. >> i'm going to fold it into three. three. >> stephen: now we have six layers. >> well done! >> stephen: thank you very much. well, that's all we have time for. thank you so much-- >> we're going to roll it out again. >> stephen: okay, all right. >> and then we're going to fold it in three again. >> stephen: okay. >> and then it's going to have three times six which is. >> stephen: three times six is 18. >> amazing! you see? again. and in fact, though, here what we have-- go on. >> stephen: is that okay. three times 18? >> times three. >> stephen: that's 24, 48, 44. no, 54. 54.
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>> times three again. >> stephen: did you do it again? yes, you have done it again? there's 12, three, 72, 172. >> here's one i made earlier. so here we're going to-- what we're going to do. we're going to do it six times. we're going to have two times three, three, three, three, three, three, "and then we're going to put three layers into that. >> stephen: okay. >> so that's another three. >> stephen: so it's three to the seventh times two. >> you can do that, right. >> stephen: 4,372? >> see, i can't do this because i'm a mathematician, not a calculator. ( laughter ) ( applause ) >> stephen: all right, how many layers do we have? >> 4-- i looked it up earlier on my phone. >> stephen: so did i. >> because math is not actually
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just about number s. >> stephen: no? >> the principle of this is we used some really tidy numbers two, three, very small number s. >> stephen: there's a smaller one. >> yeah, okay. and it quickly became a huge number! we made something delicious by the power of exponentials. ( cheers and applause ) the book is "how to bake pi."
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